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Poster: midnight sun Date: Oct 21, 2009 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Poll

perhaps some background is in order

this is a satire staged by English speaking Canadians pretending to be French speaking Canadians trying to speak English

Quebec voters (the majority of which speak French) typically vote as a block during federal elections...the federal political party that forms power typically gives the province of Quebec more than its fair share of funding knowing that voters within Quebec can EASILY swing the next federal election one way or the other

the rest of Canada (the majority of which speak English and do not typically vote as a block) view Quebec as the "spoiled child", whom has gone as far as to threaten to leave the "family" if they don't get what they want ("separatists")

Quebecois feel that English Canada has run roughshod over their language and cultural rights in the past and have devised concepts such as "distinct society" and "sovereignty association" in an effort to protect French culture

of course, individuals are individuals and satires such as the one i linked are meant to aim at political attitudes

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2009-10-21 21:29:58

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 21, 2009 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Poll

I have always regretted that our french kings didn't bother better to keep Qu├ębec ,MidnightSun .